finnish artists

Name contest!

Enter the Name contest!

I'm thrilled to share this new painting I have just finished. She's the new addition to my "Most Endangered Species" collection...

She still doesn't have a name! Yikes! Can you help me name her?

I'm going to have a "name contest" here on my blog, my facebook or Instagram account. Best name wins a free Giclee print of her!

All you have to do is leave your name suggestion here in "comments" by this Sunday September 2nd by 11pm EST. I will choose the best 3 options and post them on the following Monday, then you all get to choose the best one of the three options. (Monday Sep 3rd - Wednesday 5th by 11pm EST).

Winner will be announced on Thursday September 6th in the morning!

The original painting is on sale now directly through me, if you like her please send me a message! Thanks

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New Hummingbird painting

I'm happy to share a new hummingbird painting that I have just finished. The "Colibri" or Humminbird is my very favorite of birds and we get to enjoy them right here in our back garden in the beautiful City of Atlanta. I present to you:

"A promise of a great tomorrow" 2018, Oil on canvas. 10" x 8" (25cm x 20cm)

For inquiries on this available piece, please contact me. Serious inquiries only.

 

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"Green Colibri" found a home!

I'm pleased to announce that "Green Colibri" has found a home! Thank you Katrina from Texas for choosing her as your loved one! She has found a great home!

"Green Colibri" is the lst of my humming birds collection to be sold.

Colibri is Spanish for hummingbird. The hummingbird is indeed my favorite bird. It symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. They are Spirit animals

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The "Finnish Illusion" exhibition in Washington DC!

Katja Tukiainen, Maria Wolfram and myself had an incredible experience exhibiting at the beautiful Embassy of Finland in Washington DC. A special thank you to all the people at the Embassy for making our exhibition such a success!

From left to right: Maria Wolfram, Katja Tukiainen, Ilona Cutts  Embassy of Finland, June 2018  "The Finnish Illusion" exhibition.

From left to right: Maria Wolfram, Katja Tukiainen, Ilona Cutts

Embassy of Finland, June 2018

"The Finnish Illusion" exhibition.

Painting for BELA International Contemporary Art Biennale

I was super thrilled to be invited to participate in the upcoming International Art Biennale BELA 2018, which this year happens to be exhibiting in Finland. AVA Gallery from Helsinki has decided to feature my work and so I got working right away on two new pieces for it. This is a little sneek peak of what will be on show. I'm very excited!

My new piece I am working on right now. This is such an inspiring subject, I can't wait to share it with you!

My new piece I am working on right now. This is such an inspiring subject, I can't wait to share it with you!

The making of the Finnish Illusion 2018

About a year ago I had an idea that I wanted to do a group exhibition with my artist colleagues from Finland. I had a vision that it would be a small group of women artists who share the same pop cultural artistic vision as I do. I was so happy when I found two wonderful artists from Finland who wanted to go on the venture with me.

Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram, are both from Helsinki and with a Master's in Fine Arts Degree. They both have amazing work, they are hard working gals with a positive attitude. I knew I had found the right group! I was even more thrilled when our exhibition proposal was accepted by Spruill Art Gallery, a beautiful exhibition space located in an incredible, historic 1867-1905 home made into an Art Gallery on Asford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta.

So now for several months we have all been working on the new work we will be exhibiting. Our exhibition opens to the public on February 15th. One week prior to the opening Katja, Maria and I will begin working on a mural/installation in the gallery space. We are thrilled to be working together on this project!